(NEW ORLEANS) USCG REPORT: Thanks to a ‘Good Samaritan” The Coast Guard medevaced two mariners Thursday from a vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.02: The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew to the area:

Coast Guard rescues 2 from vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain: ‘Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from a ‘Good Samaritan’ at 11:47 a.m., reporting a half-submerged 20-foot recreational vessel taking on water with two mariners aboard waving their arms’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 04/01/2021 08:02 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: 504-671-2020
After Hours: 618-225-9008
Eighth District online newsroom

Coast Guard rescues 2 from vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard rescues 2
Coast Guard rescues 2 from vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain
Coast Guard Rescues 2

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The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted one mariner suffering from hyperthermia and transported them to University Medical Center New Orleans LCMC Health in reportedly stable condition. The boatcrew transported the other mariner to Station New Orleans where emergency medical services took them for further medical care.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Apr.02: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a boat fire Monday morning at Quartermaster Harbor Yacht Club on Vashon Island this morning #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.30: At 4:16 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received notification from dispatchers at Valley Communications Center that two 40-foot yachts were on fire at the end of the marina’s south pier and local fire department personnel were on scene.

Coast Guard, partners respond to boat fire, pollution incident on Vashon Island, WA at approximately 4:30 a.m., a Coast Guard Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew responded and an Air Station Port Angeles aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter diverted from routine operations at King County International Airport.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/29/2021 06:30 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 251-3237
13th District online newsroom

Coast Guard, partners respond to boat fire, pollution incident on Vashon Island, WA

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Once on scene, the Coast Guard Station Seattle boatcrew began enforcing a 500-yard safety zone, while a Vashon Island Fire Department and Tacoma Fire Department boat crews extinguished the flames. The helicopter aircrew provided aerial support and information regarding observable pollution in the water.

At 7:30 a.m., the Vashon Island Fire Chief reported that no one was aboard either vessel, both of which sank at the pier. The helicopter aircrew reported a 60-foot by 120-foot visible sheen in and around the marina.

At 8 a.m. Coast Guard pollution responders from Sector Puget Sound were en route to the scene. Containment and cleanup operations are ongoing, and the safety zone is no longer being enforced.

“The Coast Guard and our port partners are working with the vessel owners to mitigate impact on the environment and to remove pollutants and the vessels from the waterway,” said Lt. Cmdr. Brett Ettinger, chief of incident management at Sector Puget Sound.

An estimated maximum potential for pollution is 600 gallons of gasoline.

Responding agencies/units:
– U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle (45-foot response boat-medium)
– U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles (MH-65 Dolphin helicopter)
– U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division (pollution response team)
– Tacoma Fire Department Marine Unit
– Vashon Island Fire Department
– Washington State Department of Ecology
– Washington State Department of Natural Resources

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.30: 2021:

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(OREGON INLET, N.C.) USCG Report: The Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old male mariner from a 57-foot fishing vessel approximately 17 miles off the coast of Oregon Inlet, N.C., Saturday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.28: Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center were notified via VHF Channel 16 by the operator of the fishing vessel that they needed medical assistance.

Coast Guard medevacs mariner off the coast of Oregon Inlet, N.C. : ‘After arriving on scene, the RBS boatcrew transferred an EMT certified crewmember aboard the vessel to offer first aid’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/27/2021 01:40 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
Office: (757) 398-6272
After Hours: (757) 295-8435
5th District online newsroom

Coast Guard medevacs mariner off the coast of Oregon Inlet, N.C.

Coast Guard Station Oregon  Inlet launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew to assist.

The RBS boatcrew escorted the fishing vessel to the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center where the mariner was transferred to The Outer Banks Hospital by awaiting Dare County Emergency Medical Services personnel.

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(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard Cutter Northland returned home to Portsmouth from a patrol in support of the Eighth Coast Guard District, Monday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.24: The Northland crew embarked an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aviation detachment for the patrol to assist in spotting vessels and targets of interest before launching the cutter small boats:

Coast Guard Cutter Northland Returns from Gulf of Mexico patrol: ‘During the patrol, the crew of the Northland conducted daily law enforcement boardings and patrolled the waters for any illegal fishing boats or gear to ensure fair, safe, and sustainable practices’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/23/2021 09:26 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
Office: (757) 398-6272
After Hours: (757) 295-8435
5th District online newsroom

Coast Guard Cutter Northland Returns from Gulf of Mexico patrol

Northland sunrise

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Prior to beginning patrol, the Northland crew underwent a training availability to test their ability to respond to a variety of shipboard scenarios, such as engine room fires and defense operations. Immediately following the inspection, the Northland crew sailed to Pensacola, Florida, where they successfully completed a biennial evaluation of shipboard helicopter operations.

Upon leaving Pensacola, the cutter patrolled the Maritime Boundary Line, between the United States and Mexico. Once on scene, the crew began fisheries enforcement, deterring illegal fishing and ensuring compliance with federal laws. 

Constant surveillance led to the interdiction of one vessel illegally fishing in U.S. waters and the retrieval of miles of fishing gear intentionally left behind by foreign fishermen. The Northland’s presence and enforcement of laws ensured the safety, fairness, and longevity of fisheries throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

“I continue to be impressed with the drive and adaptability that the crew demonstrates on a daily basis,” said Cmdr. Patricia Bennett, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Northland. “I am thankful for the crew’s desire for mission excellence, and also grateful for the Northland being afforded the opportunity to conduct domestic fisheries operations. It is a mission that helps ensure the safety of fishermen and helps sustain a natural marine resource with global implications. Halting illegal fishing through the combination of effective policy and enforcement actions is the best way to prevent the detrimental impact to coastal communities, nations reliant upon seafood as a primary source of protein, and the entire oceanic ecosystem.”

The Northland is a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter that routinely deploys in support of counter-drug, alien migrant interdiction, fisheries, search and rescue and homeland security missions.

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(ALAMEDA, Calif.) JUST IN: USCG REPORT: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) is scheduled to offload approximately 8,200 pounds of seized cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the ship’s homeport at Coast Guard Base #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.23: The drugs, in total worth an estimated $330 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean between January and March, representing 15 suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the following Coast Guard and Navy ships:

Coast Guard to offload more than 19,600 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in Alameda: ‘Prior to the Munro’s arrival in Alameda, the crew transferred 12 detainees, approximately 9,200 pounds of cocaine and 2,150 pounds of marijuana to law enforcement officials in San Diego’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/23/2021 03:05 AM EDTMedia Advisory 

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
Contact: Coast Guard Pacific Area Public Affairs
D11-DG-M-PACAREA-PA@uscg.mil
Pacific Area online newsroom

Coast Guard to offload more than 19,600 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in Alameda

Credentialed media interested in attending the offload must RSVP with a list of names for base access at D11-DG-M-PACAREA-PA@uscg.mil by 7 a.m. Tuesday.  Media are requested to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. with a driver’s license and proof of insurance in order to be processed through security.  Location for the event is Coast Guard Island, Alameda, California.

  • The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) crew was responsible for nine interdictions, seizing approximately 10,200 pounds of cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana.
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901) crew was responsible for two interdictions, seizing approximately 66 pounds of cocaine.
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC 617) crew was responsible for one interdiction, seizing approximately 1,870 pounds of cocaine.
  • The Coast Guard Cutters Bear and Munro conducted a joint interdiction, seizing approximately 3,747 pounds of cocaine.
  • Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 107 deployed aboard the USS Freedom (LCS 1) was responsible for two interdictions, seizing approximately 1,600 pounds of cocaine and 2,150 pounds of marijuana.

Scheduled speakers at the offload include Coast Guard Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, the commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area; Capt. Blake Novak, the commanding officer of the Munro; Wade Shannon, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration; and Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, mayor of Alameda.

“Transnational criminal organizations have not slowed down due to the pandemic, and the Coast Guard women and men continue to protect our nation on the frontlines,” Novak said.  “Our crew intercepted a group of suspected smugglers, on average, every 90 hours for 45 days straight, seizing nearly 30,000 pounds of cocaine and marijuana valued at over $330 million.  Maintaining such a high level of performance was only possible because of a total team effort.  This crew set the bar for excellence, and I am incredibly proud of all of them.”

On April 1, 2020, U.S. Southern Command increased counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to disrupt the flow of drugs. Numerous U.S. agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security cooperated in the effort to combat transnational organized crime. The Coast Guard, Navy, Customs and Border Protection, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with allied and international partner agencies, play a role in counter-drug operations.

The fight against drug cartels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean requires unity of effort in all phases from detection, monitoring, and interdictions, to criminal prosecutions by international partners and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in districts across the nation. The law enforcement phase of counter-smuggling operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is conducted under the authority of the 11th Coast Guard District, headquartered in Alameda. The interdictions, including the actual boardings, are led and conducted by members of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Munro is one of four National Security Cutters homeported in Alameda. These Legend class cutters are 418-feet long, 54-feet wide, and have a 4,600 long-ton displacement. They have a top speed in excess of 28 knots, a range of 12,000 nautical miles, endurance of up to 90 days and can hold a crew of nearly 150.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.23: 2021:

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(MIAMI, Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton’s crew repatriated 17 Cuban migrants to Cuba on Monday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.23: “ People who attempt to illegally enter the United States by taking to the sea put their lives, and the lives of their accompanying family members at grave risk,” said Lt. Cmdr. Mario Gil, Coast Guard liaison officer, U.S. Embassy Havana. “We strongly discourage these dangerous and deadly voyages in favor of safe and legal ways to enter the United States.”

‘Coast Guard repatriates 17 migrants to Cuba they were interdicted Thursday by the Charles Sexton crew approximately 54 miles south of Key West and brought aboard due to safety of life at sea concerns’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/22/2021 02:43 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649
7th District online newsroom

Coast Guard repatriates 17 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 17 migrants to Cuba
Coast Guard repatriates 17 migrants to Cuba

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Since Oct. 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 107 Cubans compared to:

  • 5,396 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2016
  • 1,468 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2017 
  • 259 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 313 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 49 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2020

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention: Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of #COVID19. There were no migrants in these cases reported to have any #COVID19 related symptoms:

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.23: 2021:

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(KEY WEST, Fla.) JUST IN: USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a disabled sailing vessel approximately 60 miles northwest of Marathon, Sunday.

#AceNewsReport – Mar.22: Coast Guard Seventh District watchstanders received a personal locating beacon alert at approximately 2:30 a.m. Coast Guard Air Station Miami launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew who located the disabled 50-foot sailing vessel, White Pearl, and requested a nearby good Samaritan aboard the sailing vessel, Mystic, to monitor the situation until a Station Key West small boat crew arrived on scene:

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailing vessel 60 miles northwest of Marathon: ‘The Station Key West crew took the vessel in tow and transferred the tow over to commercial salvage, who brought the disabled vessel to Fleming Key with no reported injuries’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/22/2021 02:48 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649
7th District online newsroom

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailing vessel 60 miles northwest of Marathon

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailing vessel 60 miles northwest of Marathon
Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailing vessel 60 miles northwest of Marathon
Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailing vessel 60 miles northwest of Marathon
Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailing vessel 60 miles northwest of Marathon
Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailing vessel 60 miles northwest of Marathon

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“This case is a perfect example of proper boater preparation, inter-agency partners and the boating public coming together to save lives,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Tom Gargiulo, a Station Key West engineer. “We strongly encourage everyone taking to the seas to have personal locator beacons or electronic position indicating radio beacons ready to go. They can be the difference between life and death in some cases.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Mar.22: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) USCG REPORT: A Coast Guard Station Quillayute River boatcrew rescued three men Saturday afternoon from a sinking vessel five miles off the coast of La Push, Wash #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.22: A Station Quillayute River 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB) crew was dispatched at 2:50 p.m. Weather on scene was reported as 8 to 10-foot seas with winds of 30 mph:

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off the coast of La Push, WA: ‘At 2:40 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Puget Sound Command Center received an emergency request for assistance on VHF-FM radio channel-16 from a man reporting their 48-foot vessel was taking on water and beginning to sink’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/20/2021 10:50 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 251-3237
13th District online newsroom

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off the coast of La Push, WA

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off the coast of La Push, WA
Coast Guard rescues 3 people off the coast of La Push, WA

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At 3:10 p.m., three people were spotted amongst floating debris. None of the individuals were in lifejackets.

The boatcrew came alongside two of the men and were able to pull them safely aboard the response boat. One of the men was struggling to keep afloat. At this time, one of the Coast Guard crewmembers entered the water to assist and bring him to the MLB. The three men were showing symptoms of hypothermia.

At approximately 3:35 p.m., the rescue crew arrived back to La Push and transferred to EMS from Forks, Wash.

Their current condition is unknown.

The vessel sank with several hundred gallons of diesel fuel onboard. Pollution responders are currently investigating any potential maritime hazards to the public or marine life.

A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew launched to examine the area for oil sheening.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.22: 2021:

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.22: 2021:

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(CAPE CHARLES, Va.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard rescued a 57 year-old man who was reportedly suffering mild hypothermia symptoms, after his sailboat was beset by severe weather approximately three miles southwest of Wolf Trap Light in the Chesapeake Bay around noon on Friday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.20: Sector Virginia launched a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium boat crew from Station Cape Charles. The crew navigated five to six foot seas and faced sustained winds of 25 to 30 knots within the Chesapeake Bay:

Coast Guard rescues 57-year old man stranded on sailboat in Chesapeake Bay during severe weather: ‘Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center received the notification of the distress from the man’s sister at approximately 9:30 a.m., and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast to local mariners’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/19/2021 05:26 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
Office: (757) 398-6272
After Hours: (757) 295-8435
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Coast Guard rescues 57-year old man stranded on sailboat in Chesapeake Bay during severe weather

Coast Guard Station Cape Charles rescues man from sailboat during severe weather

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The boat crew rescued the mariner from the disabled sailing vessel after arriving on-scene, and transported him to shore where he was treated by York County emergency medical services.

“Today’s case is an example of what can happen in severe weather, but my crew and I were happy to get the mariner to safety,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Manzoline, the coxswain of the response boat that conducted the rescue. “It’s important for people to check the weather before going out and to have the proper safety equipment like life jackets and marine radios and to properly dress for cold water temperatures.

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Mar.20: 2021:

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(KODIAK, Alaska.) USCG REPORT: A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew was on scene Friday for a man who became separated from his vessel in Thomas Basin, Ketchikan, Alaska #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.20: Sector Juneau personnel launched a Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew. The Ketchikan Police department sent shore personnel to the scene:

Coast Guard on scene with man separated from vessel in Thomas Basin, Alaska: ‘A Coast Guard Sector Juneau Command Center watchstander received notification at approximately 11 a.m. of a person who fell off his skiff and entered the water. The unmanned skiff then ran in circles near him’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/19/2021 07:21 PM EDT

News Release

U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Alaska
Contact: 17th District Public Affairs
Office: (907) 487-5700
After Hours: (907) 654-4112
17th District online newsroom

Coast Guard on scene with man separated from vessel in Thomas Basin, Alaska

The Station Ketchikan boat crew arrived on scene at 11:10 a.m. A good Samaritan and the Thomas Basin harbor master had already rescued the person in the water. 

The boat crew remained on scene while the harbor master and the good Samaritan were able to get the unmanned skiff under control and moored to the pier. 

“We are grateful for the good Samaritan, the Thomas Basin harbor master, and the Ketchikan Police Department for their quick and effective response,” said Petty Officer 1st class Jared Buchmiller, the Sector Juneau command duty officer. “When recreational vessel operators are unexpectedly ejected from their vessel, an engine shut off switch can stop the engine to prevent the vessel from colliding with the operator or nearby mariners.” 

On April 1, 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard will implement a law passed by Congress that requires operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL).

For more information about this new law please see the following link:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2c7a930

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Mar.20: 2021:

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(KEY WEST, Fla.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard is currently overseeing diesel spill clean-up operations after the 100-foot vessel, La Dolce Vita, caught fire Tuesday near Marquesas #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.18: The owner of the vessel is taking responsibility to contain and remove the resulting diesel spill. A commercial salvage crew deployed boom Wednesday to contain a visible light sheen. The La Dolce Vita was reportedly carrying nearly 4,500 gallons maximum capacity of diesel, but it is unknown how much of the product was discharged:

Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after vessel fire the captain radioed Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders reporting the fire on Ch. 16. All six people aboard safely evacuated using the vessel’s small boat and were escorted to shore by a Station Key West rescue crew: The fire reportedly started on the starboard generator

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/18/2021 11:21 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649
7th District online newsroom

Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after vessel fire

Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire
A boom surrounds the wreckage of the 100-foot yacht, La Dolce Vita, near Marquesas, Florida, Mar. 17, 2021.
Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire
Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire
Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“Right now, the Coast Guard’s main concern is the environmental threat,” said Chief Petty Officer Thomas Goggans, Coast Guard Sector Key West incident management supervisor. “The location of the fuel spill is within a National Marine Sanctuary and a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge.” 

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.18: 2021:

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(MIAMI,Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr.’s crew repatriated three Cuban migrants to Cuba, Wednesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.18: “ These migrant ventures are not only illegal, but in many cases very dangerous,” said Lt. Gregory Mitchell, commanding officer of cutter Charles David Jr. “In many cases, including this one, the vessels we interdict are unseaworthy and have little to no safety or communications equipment. We strongly encourage anybody even thinking of taking to the sea to go through the proper, legal channels for immigration.”

Coast Guard repatriates three migrants to Cuba: ‘The three Cuban migrants were interdicted Sunday by the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crew approximately 50 miles southeast of the Bahamas and brought aboard due to safety of life at sea concerns’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/17/2021 11:55 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649
7th District online newsroom

Coast Guard repatriates 3 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 3 migrants to Cuba
Coast Guard repatriates 3 migrants to Cuba
Coast Guard repatriates 3 migrants to Cuba
Coast Guard repatriates 3 migrants to Cuba

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Since Oct. 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 90 Cubans compared to:

  • 5,396 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2016
  • 1,468 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2017 
  • 259 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 313 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 49 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2020

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.  There were no migrants in these cases reported to have any COVID-19 related symptoms.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.18: 2021:

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(ASTORIA, Ore.) USCG REPORT: A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew from Sector Columbia River medevaced an injured hiker Monday evening from the south jetty of Grays Harbor, Washington #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.17: A hiker reportedly suffered a broken leg and was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for higher medical care:

Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker near Grays Harbor, WA: ‘At 5:28 p.m., watchstanders at Sector Columbia River received a report from Grays Harbor dispatch of a male hiker injured out on the jetty rocks’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/16/2021 12:25 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District PA Detachment Astoria
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Astoria
Office: (503) 861-6380
After Hours: (206) 819-9154
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Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker near Grays Harbor, WA

MH-65T JAYHAWK Helicopter

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Local police reported that paramedics had hiked out to the patient to provide first aid. They requested a helicopter medevac due to the slippery rocks and dangerous nature of waves crashing around them.

The aircrew launched at 6:15 p.m. and arrived on scene at 6:42 p.m. The aircrew hoisted the patient and a paramedic from the jetty and transported them to emergency medical service technicians waiting at Bowerman Airport in Hoquiam.

“Quick actions taken by Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, ground crew and Westport Fire and Rescue to stabilize the patient prevented further injury and possible hypothermia,” said Lt. Jake Mullins, MH-60T pilot. “People venturing out onto coastal jetties should exercise extreme caution, to include checking for high-surf advisories and always wearing a life jacket.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.17: 2021:

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(BELLINGHAM, WA.) USCG REPORT: At 9:51 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a destress call from a good Samaritan on channel 16 who reported two kite surfers struggling in Bellingham Bay #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.15: A Coast Guard Station Bellingham 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched at 10:08 a.m. and arrived on scene in less than 10 minutes:

Coast Guard rescues kite surfers near Bellingham, WA: Their sails were bright green and made them particularly easy to spot,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class William (Tony) Diepenbrock, RB-M coxswain. “And they were wearing wetsuits, which is good protection against the cold, but they didn’t have on life jackets, which is really dangerous. Imagine if he had been knocked unconscious.”

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/14/2021 11:16 PM EDT

Response Boat-Medium

The kite surfers were struggling against 2 to 3-foot seas and 23 mph sustained winds with gusts reaching upwards of 34 mph. 

“They seemed fit and capable,” said Diepenbrock. “But I don’t think they were expecting the winds to get that high. The conditions were just too extreme for them, which is why we encourage every person on the water to always wear a life jacket.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.15: 2021:

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(HONOLULU) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard, Air Force, and Federated States of Micronesia responders rescued five mariners in the vicinity of Houk Island, Chuuk, Friday #AceNewsDesk report

Coast Guard, partners rescue 5 mariners in the Federated States of Micronesia: ‘The crew of the merchant vessel Hoegh Brasilia rescued the mariners, missing since Tuesday, and transported them to the vicinity of Houk Island where the Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard escorted them back to the island’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/14/2021 12:30 AM ESTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 14th District Hawaii and the Pacific
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Office: (808) 535-3230
After Hours: HawaiiPacific@uscg.mil
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Coast Guard, partners rescue 5 mariners in the Federated States of Micronesia

Sar vid

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“Through coordination with multiple response agencies, we were able to save five members of our community and bring them back home to their families,” said Cmdr. Kristen Hahn, search and rescue mission coordinator for Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu . “The mariners having a float plan and communicating that plan with their family directly contributed to their rescue.”

At 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Joint Rescue Sub-Center Guam received notification of a 23-foot skiff with five men on board that was overdue from a fishing trip. 

Upon notification, JRSC watchstanders issued a SafetyNet broadcast to mariners. Watchstanders deployed an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Hawaii, diverted the CGC Myrtle Hazard, and began querying possible volunteer commercial Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System vessels and partners in the area to assist with the search. 

At 3:15 p.m., Friday, an Andersen Air Force Base KC-135 Stratotanker crew located the overdue skiff 50 miles southwest of the Polusuk Atoll. The Air Force KC-130 remained on scene until an Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircrew arrived and deployed a SAR kit with food, water and handheld radios. 

The AMVER vessel Hoegh Bracilia arrived on scene shortly after and recovered all persons with no contact and COVID mitigation procedures. JRSC directed the AMVER vessel to proceed towards Houk Island and remain off-shore overnight. The next morning, the CGC Myrtle Hazard escorted the skiff back to Houk Island safely.

*all times and dates are in Hawaii Standard Time.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Mar.14: 2021:

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(HONOLULU) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard crews and partners are searching for a 45 year-old male last seen offshore Hamoa beach area of Hana, Maui, Thursday.

#AceNewsReport – Mar.13: At 6:13 p.m., Thursday, Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from Maui Dispatch of the missing swimmer. Sector Honolulu watchstanders immediately issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched Coast Guard rescue crews to assist partner agency assets:

Coast Guard, partners search for missing swimmer off Maui: ‘The subject is white with red hair and was last seen wearing blue shorts, as multiple air and surface Coast Guard crews are searching with assistance from Maui Fire Department and Maui Police Department’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/12/2021 03:18 PM ESTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 14th District Hawaii and the Pacific
Contact: 14th District Public Affairs
Office: (808) 535-3230
After Hours: HawaiiPacific@uscg.mil
14th District online newsroom

Coast Guard, partners search for missing swimmer off Maui

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Currently searching are-

-An Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
-An Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew
-A Coast Guard Station Maui Response Boat-medium crew
-Maui Fire Department
-Maui Police Department 
-The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart (WPC 1134) 

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Coast Guard on Channel VHF 16 or by phone at 808-842-2600.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.13: 2021:

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(ST THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands.) USCG Report: The Coast Guard terminated an illegal passenger for hire operation on March 4, 2021, for the 52-foot sailing catamaran Island Hoppin’ just outside of Caneel Bay in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.12: During a law enforcement patrol in the area, a Coast Guard Boat Forces Detachment 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement team conducted a boarding of the Island Hoppin’ and found the vessel was carrying 10 people onboard, eight passengers for hire. The Island Hoppin’, operating out of St. Thomas for Charter Caribe, may only carry up to six passengers.

‘Coast Guard stops illegal passenger vessel just off Caneel Bay St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/11/2021 04:31 PM ESTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
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The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Forces Saint Thomas 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement boards the vessel Island Hoppin’ just off Caneel Bay, Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands Mar. 4, 2021. The Coast Guard boarding team terminated the voyage, due to the vessel operating illegally as small passenger vessel. The vessel was cited for multiple violations, including carrying an excess of authorized passengers and for not having a Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard stops illegal passenger vessel just off Caneel Bay St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands


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The Coast Guard boarding team cited the vessel operator with the following violations:

  1. Violation of 46 CFR 176.100(a) – Failure to have a valid Certificate of Inspection.
  2. Violation of 46 CFR 176.100 – Operating with more than six passenger onboard.
  3. Violation of 46 CFR 173.15 – Missing registration
  4. Violation of 46 CFR 174.15 – Missing Registration Numberings
  5. Violation of 46 CFR 180.68 – Failure to have required distress flares and smoke signals. 

Captain of the Port for Sector San Juan authorized termination of the voyage and for the vessel to remain anchored in Caneel Bay. Marine Safety Detachment St. Thomas personnel and the Boat Forces Detachment St Thomas Boarding Team informed the Master of all enforcement actions. A Captain of the Port Order was issued restricting the vessel’s operations until deficiencies are rectified and or valid blue code/Certificate of Inspection have been obtained. 

“The Coast Guard is focused on ensuring the safety of all passenger and crewmembers when engaging on charters,” said Lt. j.g. Lloyd Banks, Marine Safety Detachment St. Thomas investigating officer. “Over the past several months, we have conducted over 50 administrative safety boarding’s on vessels in St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. The Coast Guard is taking an active, sustained and focused approach in combatting illegal charters, and is willing to partner with operators who are unaware or unsure of the regulations to find a path to compliance.”

Section 4105 of title 46, United States Code, provides an exception to the laws concerning Uninspected Passenger Vessel operations specifically for vessels in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).  In the USVI, vessels less than 79 feet in overall length may carry a maximum of 12 passengers only if the vessel complies with the requirements established by the United Kingdom (U.K.) Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Commercial Motor or Sailing Vessels commonly known as the Yellow Code (for motor vessels) or the Blue Code (for sailing vessels). If such a vessel does not comply with one of those codes, it may only carry a maximum of six passengers. 

Owners and operators of illegal passenger vessels can face maximum civil penalties of $60,000 or over for illegal passenger-for-hire-operations. Charters that violate a Captain of the Port Order can face over $95,000. Some potential civil penalties for illegally operating a passenger vessel are:

  • Up to $4,888 for failure to provide a Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection for vessels carrying more than six passengers for hire.
  • Up to $16,687 for failure to produce a valid Certificate of Documentation for vessels over five net tons. (In lieu of a Certificate of Documentation, vessels over five net tons must have Virgin Islands Registration)
  • Up to $95,881 for every day of failure to comply with a Captain of the Port Order.

Anyone wishing to report illegal passenger vessel operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands may contact the Marine Safety Detachment in St. Thomas at 340-776-3497 or Resident Inspection Office in St. Croix at 340-201-4099.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.12: 2021:

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard repatriated 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico #AceNewsDesk report

Coast Guard repatriates 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of 2 illegal voyages in the Mona Passage: ‘The interdicted migrants claimed to be Dominican Republic nationals’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/08/2021 02:55 PM ESTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Contact: Coast Guard Puerto Rico PA Office
Office: 787-729-2381
After Hours: 787-510-7923
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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos small boat is on scene with one of two illegal voyages that were interdicted by the cutter, during separate cases, in the Mona Passage waters March 6, 2021. The 58 migrants from both interdictions were repatriated at-sea to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel near the Dominican Republic March 7, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard repatriates 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of 2 illegal voyages in the Mona Passage

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The interdictions are the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies to combat illegal migrant smuggling.

“These illegal voyages are the most deadly means of conveyance,” said Cmdr. Beau Powers, Sector San Juan chief of response.  “They are dangerous and mostly involve makeshift, grossly overloaded and unseaworthy vessels.  These vessels continuously flood and have the potential to capsize at any given time. To those considering taking part in an illegal voyage, do not take to the sea! You are putting your life at risk as well as the life of everyone else.”

The aircrew of a Customs and Border Protection marine patrol aircraft detected the first illegal voyage Saturday morning.  The CBP aircrew spotted a grossly overloaded 30-foot makeshift vessel 49 nautical miles west of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard watchstanders launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos to interdict the suspect vessel. Shortly thereafter, the cutter Joseph Tezanos arrived on scene and stopped the migrant vessel with the assistance of the cutter’s small boat.  The crew of the cutter Joseph Tezanos safely embarked 34 migrants, 32 men and two women.

The second interdiction occurred Saturday afternoon, after the crew of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine patrol aircraft detected a suspect illegal voyage, in waters northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector San Juan diverted the cutter Joseph Tezanos to interdict the suspect vessel.  Once on scene, the cutter Joseph Tezanos interdicted a 25-foot grossly overloaded makeshift boat and safely embarked the 24 migrants, 20 men and four women, who were aboard.

In both cases, the crew of the cutter Joseph Tezanos had to provide lifejackets/personal flotation devices to the migrants.  Once they were safely aboard the cutter, the migrants also received food, water and basic medical attention.

The cutter Joseph Tezanos later rendezvoused with and transferred the migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel in waters just off the Dominican Republic completing their repatriation.

CBIG was formally created to unify efforts of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action, in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Mar.09: 2021:

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MIGRANT REPORT: ‘ 1,800 rescued with 5-corpses in 7-overcrowded vessels by Italy’s coastguard ‘

#AceNewsReport – Aug.03: About 1,800 migrants have been rescued from seven overcrowded vessels, Italy’s coast guard said Saturday.

Five corpses were found on a large rubber boat carrying 212 people. The dead bodies were discovered on board at the time of the rescue, a coast guard spokeswoman said, according to Reuters, adding that the cause of their deaths remained unknown.

The Mediterranean has become a deadly stretch of water for migrants and refugees fleeing poverty and violence in the Middle East and Africa. At least 218,000 people crossed the Mediterranean by irregular routes last year. About 3,500 people lost their lives at sea trying to cross to Europe in 2014 by boat, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency.

In 2015 so far, nearly 2,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.

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